2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Diesel Update 3: Long-Distance Tow Test

By Team Writer / January 8, 2017

If you’re a truck guy this is for you, if you’re not a truck guy this is for you. The horsepower and towing capability is a must for those who like “free delivery” on their own terms and also want a smooth ride that turns and cruises like a dream. You never know until you try, and maybe you might be a truck person after all.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chevrolet Colorado shoppers have a lot of choices to make when they head into their local dealers to buy.
  • Our long-term 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Duramax is the heavy hauler of the Colorado lineup.
  • Opting for the Duramax diesel engine over the V-6 also automatically adds trailering equipment to the Colorado, including a hitch and receiver, electronic trailer brake controller, and an exhaust brake.

“The Chevy’s Tow/Haul mode, which is integrated with the exhaust brake, helped keep the 2.8-liter in its powerband by holding gear ratios.”


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